We are excited to announce the return of Art All Night Trenton June 15th and 16th 2019. We have been working diligently with many partners to ensure that this year Art All Night will be secure as well as fun and that what happened last year can never happen again. In the interest of safety, we will be making a variety of changes ensuring that Art All Night activities and the Art All Night site are secure for all visitors and participants. As it has always been, Art All Night will continue to be free and open to all, a welcoming festival for all of Trenton’s and the region’s citizens, a place where we all come together and use art as an agent for positive change in our community.
Art. Community. Nonviolence. These three words are now inseparable to us, and are integral to our mission serving the Greater Trenton region. Community, and communal art, is at the core of what we started in Trenton 13 years ago at the first Art All Night and it has been incredible to see the collective power of art to grow and cement our community ties. Now, more than ever, we want to ensure art will continue to be a support for and give a voice to those with limited hope or opportunity. In rebuilding Art All Night, we are rededicated to making art a healing force for the ills and violence in our community. The words of support that people from all communities and walks of life offered us after last year’s tragedy, from New Jersey’s Governor, Trenton’s Mayor, community leaders, to you, holds true: we need Art All Night now more than ever.
The most visible change to Art All Night will be how we all access the event and what we can bring into the event. There will be controlled access to both the Roebling Wire Works building and ALL outdoor activities. Entry can be gained at two controlled entrances, and all attendees and their personal effects will be subject to search. Additionally, no outside alcohol or other liquids of any kind, drugs or other dangerous or illegal items, will be allowed into the event. We will post a complete list of items that will not be allowed soon. Please check it carefully.
These changes will mean waits, maybe long ones at peak hours, to get into Art All Night. This may be frustrating but ultimately is for the security and safety of all. Art All Night needs to come back, but it needs to come back to Trenton in a way we can all be proud of, and all feel secure in being a part of.
We know there will be many questions from our loyal supporters about safety and security measures in the lead-up to the event. Do not hesitate to reach out to us and we will respond to your questions or concerns. Pass along the changes we have instituted to your friends and family. Learning about the new Art All Night security measures only when you arrive at the event will not make for an optimal experience.
We encourage everyone to continue to be a part of the event and attend June 15th and 16th while we bring a full 24 hours of art to Trenton. Our submission forms are open and every participant who hangs art, offers to perform or volunteers adds purpose and strength to the words Art, Community and Nonviolence. We are actively seeking sponsors and donation-based support to continue to keep Art All Night free to all attendees, secure and fun for this year and all future years. Please stand with us as we continue to spread our message and use #RebuildAAN on your posts to social media both old and new. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.
- Art All Night - Trenton
For the press release announcing the return of Art All Night in 2019 please click here.